DVD The Guest

DVD The Guest
DVD The Guest

Run time: 99 min
Rating: 7.6
Genres: Thriller
Director: Adam Wingard
Writers: Simon Barrett
Stars: Ethan Embry, Dan Stevens, Candice Patton
Storyline
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Details:
Country: USA
Release Date: 5 September 2014 (UK)

3 Comments

  1. Don't go in to this movie expecting a movie like SAW. I suggest going in to this movie just to enjoy it and not just to get scared. This movie was a horror film but it's more campy than scary. The cheesiness is on purpose and styles against 1980s horror films.

    The music in this movie is really great. The way they blend music and film was pretty awesomely done.

    The overall movie has a cheesy vibe but it's really well done and enjoyable. It's even funny in the most gripping moments. There is also a pretty awesome horror scene at the end involving magic mirrors and clowns like any kid's original nightmares.

    Overall I really enjoyed it but I don't think it's for everyone.

  2. *Spoilers* 'You're Next' had a lot of critics in certain circles and I can fully see that it's essentially 'Home Alone' crossed with 'The Strangers' but… I'm kind of okay with that; the music was great, the bad-ass vixen was cool and it just perfectly turned the slasher genre on its head without making an out-and-out parody. 'The Guest' is the new thriller from writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard and there is a common thread in the retro style and ethic as with their prior film but 'The Guest' sits in a genre unto its own. David (played by Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey') is a mysterious ex-military traveler who knocks on the door of a family home claiming to be the friend of their son who fell in combat. We immediately see that there is something not quite right about this character but the family is largely oblivious. Slowly, David finds the key to each family member's trust before he unveils his true intentions. Here's the thing; I don't know if I spaced for a moment or if there was some subtle clue that I missed but, next thing you know, David has moved into the family's home and then there are a series of absolutely over-the-top gun fights with a military police group. The aspects of this film that are similar to 'You're Next' really work (costume design, score, music, characters) and it's a great little ride but, call me old fashioned, I need a motive and I'm not sure one was ever revealed.

  3. Don't go in to this movie expecting a movie like SAW. I suggest going in to this movie just to enjoy it and not just to get scared. This movie was a horror film but it's more campy than scary. The cheesiness is on purpose and styles against 1980s horror films.

    The music in this movie is really great. The way they blend music and film was pretty awesomely done.

    The overall movie has a cheesy vibe but it's really well done and enjoyable. It's even funny in the most gripping moments. There is also a pretty awesome horror scene at the end involving magic mirrors and clowns like any kid's original nightmares.

    Overall I really enjoyed it but I don't think it's for everyone.

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